Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Lakewood, Colorado

Find a therapist in Lakewood, Colorado that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Lakewood to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Melissa Slusher

MSW,LCSW
11 years experience
Hello, my name is Melissa and I am an MSW and LCSW, with more than 15 years in the mental health field. I graduated with honors in 2005 from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. In 2009, I obtained a master's degree in social work from Indiana-Purdue University. I received my clinical social work license from the state of Indiana in 2011 and then from the state of... Read More
Hello, my name is Melissa and I am an MSW and LCSW, with more than 15 years in the mental health field. I graduated with honors in 2005 from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Dr. Carrie DuPont

PhD,LPC,LMFT
9 years experience
I have been a counselor for about 9 years. During this time, I have assisted people from diverse backgrounds conquer many different challenges. I have extensive training in addictions and training in family therapy. I am also experienced working with past trauma, anxiety, and life adjustment issues. I believe that my diverse education and training allows me to work with clients holistically, considering the many unique and different aspects of the individual and their situation.... Read More
I have been a counselor for about 9 years. During this time, I have assisted people from diverse backgrounds conquer many different challenges. I have extensive training in addictions and training in family therapy. I am also experienced working with... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Timothy Gartz

Timothy,Gartz,LCSW
3 years experience
Timothy Gartz, MSW LCSW I have been in clinical practice for over twenty years. I have degrees from Brigham Young University Hawaii and Washington University St. Louis (George Warren Brown School of Social Work) having graduated in 2002. After several years in clinical practice as a bilingual marriage and family therapist in Northern Colorado I ventured overseas where I worked in clinical counseling at St. John's Counseling Center in Hong Kong and the Community Center of... Read More
Timothy Gartz, MSW LCSW I have been in clinical practice for over twenty years. I have degrees from Brigham Young University Hawaii and Washington University St. Louis (George Warren Brown School of Social Work) having graduated in 2002. After several years... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:3 years

Jamie Burke

LCSW
8 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker providing trauma-informed therapy services. I provide a safe and inviting presence that allows clients to work through a wide range of issues including with grief, depression, anxiety, anger, stress, relationship issues, and struggles with identify and self-esteem. Together we will focus on your natural strengths and interests to help you to cope and feel better. I very much understand the importance of building a trusting and safe... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker providing trauma-informed therapy services. I provide a safe and inviting presence that allows clients to work through a wide range of issues including with grief, depression, anxiety, anger, stress, relationship issues, and struggles... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

Cathleen Owens

MA,LPC,CACIII
12 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC) in Colorado with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with a wide variety clients throughout my career to include those struggling with parenting concerns, those diagnosed with a mental illness, those struggling with a substance addiction and those facing incarceration. I believe that you are the expert on you. I will walk alongside you as you embark on this journey of... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC) in Colorado with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with a wide variety clients throughout my career to include those struggling with parenting concerns, those... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:12 years

Dr. Donna Bliss

PhD,LCSW
29 years experience
Ready to work with a compassionate, engaging, and solution-focused counselor who has decades of clinical experience? Today is a great day to start changing your life and realizing your dreams. Whether you want to address issues that have been holding you back or move forward in embracing a new and better lifestyle, today is a great day to start. My name is Dr. Donna Leigh Bliss and I welcome the opportunity to learn... Read More
Ready to work with a compassionate, engaging, and solution-focused counselor who has decades of clinical experience? Today is a great day to start changing your life and realizing your dreams. Whether you want to address issues that have been... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:29 years

Alex Young

MA,LPC
4 years experience
My name is Alex, I am an LPC in the state of Texas. I have worked with a variety of clients in my time as an LPC. I greatly enjoy working with clients from all walks of life as they navigate therapy. The wonderful experiences I have had working with others has allowed me to truly understand where a lot of people are coming from. I enjoy working with clients in a collaborative manner and... Read More
My name is Alex, I am an LPC in the state of Texas. I have worked with a variety of clients in my time as an LPC. I greatly enjoy working with clients from all walks of life as they... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Patty Linville

25 years experience
I am a Licensed Addiction Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor with 25 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, addictions and military soldiers and veterans. I believe in meeting clients where they are to guide them through their journey in life. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, DBT and motivational interviewing. I will be supportive and be... Read More
I am a Licensed Addiction Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor with 25 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, addictions and military soldiers and veterans.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:25 years

Virginia Leon

MA,LPC,NCC
7 years experience
Hello! I'm so glad you're here. My name is Virginia Leon, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado. I have over 15 years experience in the mental health field including as a Child and Family Therapist, Behavioral Health Professional in a pediatric clinic, an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, and an Intake Clinician in an adolescent residential facility. I have a Master's in Clinical Counseling and a Bachelor's in Psychology and Spanish. I... Read More
Hello! I'm so glad you're here. My name is Virginia Leon, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado. I have over 15 years experience in the mental health field including as a Child and Family Therapist, Behavioral Health... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Ramona Soriano

MA
During the current COVID-19 outbreak and mandated lock down in many areas of our country, new therapy clients cannot be accepted at this time. This is due to the requirement for 3 in-person sessions prior to providing services online. I am currently hosting weekly webinar meetings where we can gather with community members to discuss... Read More
During the current COVID-19 outbreak and mandated lock down in many areas of our country, new therapy clients cannot be accepted at this time. This is due to the requirement for 3 in-person sessions prior to providing services online. I am currently hosting weekly webinar meetings where we can gather with community members to discuss... Read More
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  • Languages: English

Vicki Faris

LPC
16 years experience
I love working with individuals, couples, and especially young adults using sound Biblical principles, advanced Brainspotting, CBT, EFT, and Narrative Therapy. I want to walk along side people in the struggles and traumas they need to overcome. It is a privilege to journey with people as they face the various challenges of life. Read More
I love working with individuals, couples, and especially young adults using sound Biblical principles, advanced Brainspotting, CBT, EFT, and Narrative Therapy. I want to walk along side people in the struggles and traumas they need to overcome. It is a privilege to journey with people as they face the various challenges of life. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Anjela Sargent

MA, LPC, LAC
3 years experience
Anjela works with others to reignite their lost sense of connection, joy, and passion for life. She is committed to helping them make sense of their past, notice how this past is impacting them in the present, and use their strengths to make meaningful change and improve connection with others. Read More
Anjela works with others to reignite their lost sense of connection, joy, and passion for life. She is committed to helping them make sense of their past, notice how this past is impacting them in the present, and use their strengths to make meaningful change and improve connection with others. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Lakewood, Colorado

Nestled in the foothills of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains just southwest of downtown Denver is Lakewood, Colorado. Sitting at more than a mile above sea level at 5,518 feet, this suburb of Denver is home to approximately 150,000 people and covers 44 square miles with a population density of 3,500 people per square mile.

There are no shortage of things to do in Lakewood, especially if you take into account the surrounding communities and of course, the popular outdoor activities that Colorado is known for. Just minutes west is the famed Red Rock Amphitheater, Bear Creek Lake Park and head the other way to check out a variety of museums, Denver Center for the Arts, Coors Field and Mile High Stadium.

Mental Health Statistics for Lakewood

Maintaining and supporting behavioral or mental health is a vital component of overall health. In Lakewood, more than 30 percent of community members cited that they had felt more than one day of poor mental health in the previous month. Finances may play a role in how that number is collected as a majority of voluntary reporters earn less than $50,000 per year.

Each year in Colorado, more than 250,000 people need access to mental health resources but only one third actually gets it. Lakewood sees similar numbers in its community and breaks down what their numbers represent. Depression ranks number one among young adults and minors with anxiety following a close second. Sadly, substance abuse disorders continue to rise as well as those needing help aren’t getting it.

What Makes Lakewood Unique When it Comes to Mental Health?

Lakewood residents are susceptible to mental illness much like any other part of the country. Factors include the high cost of living stressors, and cold weather living in the winter time, when depression and anxiety skyrocket in the area.

  • Residents of Lakewood earn a lower wage than average (for the area), and the cost of housing has become a concern since 2010. A direct link has been established between financial stress and depression/anxiety.
  • Denver and the surrounding suburbs such as Lakewood are known for their high housing costs. The median home cost in Lakewood is $332,000.
  • The median household income in Lakewood is $58,000.
  • Less sunlight in the winter means less Vitamin D. A lack of that essential vitamin has been linked to depression.

Divorce Rate in Lakewood

Divorce in the Lakewood area is slightly higher than the national average at 15 percent, though this number is representative of the divorced residents, not the actual rate of divorce, which in Colorado is just above 4 percent. A slightly older than average population, 38 years old, might be one factor but also a rapid influx of married couples with college educations might be another.

Yet another factor may be the high number of marital and premarital counselors in Lakewood and the surrounding areas. Either way, Lakewood seems to be a good place to get married and stay married.

Mental Health Resources in Lakewood

Colorado, in general, spends nearly a billion dollars every year on providing mental health resources. Jefferson County where Lakewood is located spends millions of dollars each year promoting that people get outside more as physical activity has been proven to ease the symptoms of depression, anxiety and boost one’s overall feeling of wellness.

Beyond things people can do for themselves to find relief from mental illness, Lakewood is home to many mental health professionals. Jefferson County also has hundreds more therapists, counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists available to help those in need.

Challenges of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Lakewood

Living in any metropolitan suburb such as Lakewood comes with the challenge of choosing between hundreds, if not thousands of professionals willing to help. It becomes the buyer’s dilemma – with so many to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you?

The Internet, your primary care physician, insurance companies, local clinics, and non-profit organizations all offer referrals to therapists in your area. When searching on the Internet it can be even more frustrating to choose since nearly all counselors have an online presence that makes them seem like the solution.

We put together this directory to help you make an informed decision about who to choose to help you with your mental health issues. Learn more about each professional’s education, background, experience, modality and personality. The more you learn, the better decision you can make, hopefully leading you to meeting the one professional who’s a perfect match for your needs.